Russia In New Scramble For Africa

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev began a historic visit to Nigeria yesterday to seal strategic gas and nuclear energy deals with Africa’s energy-rich powerhouse.  

 He is on the longest African tour taken by a Kremlin leader to discuss joint energy projects and ultimately boost Russia’s clout on the continent.

  • Nigerian rebels attack oil pipeline    
  • After visiting Nigeria, he will go to Namibia and Angola, which are rich in uranium and diamonds. Russian mining and oil companies have been active in Africa in recent years, but business presence has not been matched by the Kremlin’s recognition of Africa.
  • Source: www.thetimes.co.za

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